Helping Animals in Need
Anxiety is a serious problem for millions of dogs. In fact, far too many dogs are
turned in or abandoned BECAUSE they suffer from anxiety...their anxiety symptoms
can be very destructive or hard to manage for many dog owners if they don’t
have the resources or knowledge to help their suffering pets. That is why ThunderShirt
Company is working with so many of the thousands of terrific rescue groups, shelters
and charities across the country to help find ways to help dogs manage their anxieties
and ultimately find forever homes.
If you work with a rescue group, shelter, or some other adoption organization and
believe that there is a way that we can help your cause, please
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A REQUEST.
Below are some ways that we have been giving back...
In partnership with Petfinder.com and the Petfinder.com Foundation, we are continuing
our efforts to put ThunderShirts in the hands of shelters and rescue groups across
the country! With the Petfinder.com Foundation, we are proud to have donated over 20,000 free
ThunderShirts to animal shelters and rescue groups across the country since 2011! See the recent
press release to learn more -
Click for Press Release.
We also are offering the opportunity for the general public to donate a ThunderShirt
to their local shelter or rescue group. Just go to
shelter.thundershirt.com to make a donation to a participating organization.
Or if you don’t see your shelter or rescue group in the drop down list, tell
them to contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the program!
"I am convinced we need to get ThunderShirts into shelters and use them to
reduce stress and save lives by making anxious pets more adoptable and helping ease
their transition to their new homes." ~ Betsy Saul, Founder, Petfinder.com
“Many of our members are using ThunderShirts with their Cockers and love them.
And working with ThunderShirt has been a pleasure. They helped us to quickly raise
much needed funds for our rescues.” - Jane Morgan with Cocker Spaniel Rescue
of New England.
A ThunderShirt helps a terrified dog trust humans
During our partnership with the Petfinder.com Foundation this past year we were
able to help thousands of dogs in need by our donation of 5,000 ThunderShirts. Thundershirts’
constant, gentle pressure has a dramatic calming effect on most dogs when they are
anxious, fearful or overexcited. ThunderShirts have already helped hundreds of shelter
dogs find forever homes. Read Lisa’s (Petfinder.com Foundation Program Manager)
story of how a ThunderShirt helped one of the shelter's dogs, Flo.
"Flo was found abandoned in an empty house and has been with Hertford County
for about six months. During her first few months at the shelter, staff could barely
tell that she had legs -- she always laid with her legs curled under her body, hidden
She was fearful of people and would cower and hide when the shelter staff went near
her to show her affection. Then the ThunderShirt grant arrived.
A shirt was placed on Flo right away and, slowly, she warmed up to other dogs at
the shelter. Flo began to play in the puppy room and venture outside for some fresh
air. But she was still fearful of human interaction.
The dedicated staff and volunteers at Hertford worked patiently with Flo to gain
her trust. They kept the ThunderShirt on during training sessions and when Flo was
in her kennel, hoping it would help her gain some trust. And indeed, her trust in
humans grew stronger. She started allowing the shelter staff to come closer.
Cheryl Snyder, director of the Hertford County Animal Shelter, sent the photo above
and wrote, "This picture is worth a thousand words! Not only is Flo letting
one of our volunteers pet her, but you can see the excitement in the face of another
volunteer, Stephanie. Flo was actually letting someone touch her and show her some
Flo is currently living in a foster home to help her become more comfortable with
human interaction. Once she is available for adoption, she will be added to Hertford
County Animal Shelter’s
adoptable pet list on Petfinder. And thanks to her ThunderShirt, Flo is
well on her way to more-trusting behavior and finding a forever home.
The Petfinder.com Foundation is thrilled to have helped give Flo a new lease on
life! We hope that all 5,000 granted ThunderShirts bring a happy story like Flo’s."
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A REQUEST